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Posted by JJS ( on February 19, 2001 at 00:09:37:

In Reply to: Maybe you could alternate Imitrex and oxygen... posted by Bennie Sue on February 18, 2001 at 20:19:47:

I use Imitrex as my first choice, but I generally try to save them for when I'm in work. At peak times in the cycle, I get anywhere from 4-7 attacks a day, and that's when the Imitrex goes quickly. (I'm like you, the side effects of using too much scares me enough that I won't use more than two, so, unfortunately, I just have to suffer through the rest of them.) So when I get one in the middle of the night, I'll go right for the oxygen. It's a matter of getting to it quick enough though. If I dont strap the mask on within a minute or two of the first twinge, the Oxygen won't work. Hope this helps.

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